By Jonathan O'Keeffe
Published 11/02/2020; Updated 05/29/2021

The kickoff of the fall Monday Night Zwift Race Series was a lot of fun. We had six racers total across three categories — Jonathan, Kevin, Zinj, and Melissa racing in the B race, Michael in the Cs, and Jeremy in the Ds. Most of us were on Discord, turning the channel into a tumult of heavy breathing and screaming trainers. Zwift’s on-screen leaderboard was not working, making it difficult to see what was going on, but my B race established a front group of about 20 that stayed together for most of the race. Kevin and Zinj were there throughout, while Melissa fell off after a couple of laps and joined a chase group of a few riders. I was near the front approaching the finish and unleashed a decent sprint, finishing behind a handful of riders, but it turned out that we had a bunch of A riders in our pack, and I ended up first in the B group. Kevin was right behind me, followed closely by Zinj, and Melissa outsprinted all but one of the riders in her chase group.

I’m not sure how the other races played out, but Jeremy ended up winning his three-person D group, and Michael grabbed sixth in the Cs. Perhaps they might be able to provide additional details about how their races went.


B Race
Jonathan O’Keeffe – 1 of 13 – 100.0 points
Kevin Weinman – 2 of 13 – 92.3 points
Zinj Guo – 7 of 13 – 53.8 points
Melissa Warwick – 10 of 13 – 33.8 points

C Race
Michael Bello – 5 of 12 – 66.7 points

D Race
Jeremy Coleman – 1 of 3 – 100.0 points

Standings after Week 1

1. Jeremy Coleman (1 race) – 100.0 points
1. Jonathan O’Keeffe (1 race) – 100.0 points
3. Kevin Weinman (1 race) – 92.3 points
4. Michael Bello (1 race) – 66.7 points
5. Zinj Guo (1 race) – 53.8 points
6. Melissa Warwick (1 race) – 33.8 points